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. a top taliban commander is killed in northwest pakistan. his violent movies are box office gold. we hear from quentin tar antino about his new film abnd nd signature style. welcome to our viewers on public television and around the globe. the five men accused of raping a university student for hours on a bus were charged and if convicted they may face the death penalty. the 23 year old woman died last week. it has sparked a debate in india. >> protests go on on the rape that has shocked india. lawyers set up to handle the case get their first trial. none are prepared to defend the five men charged with murdering and raping the student. >> it is heinous and in respect to the girl victim and as a message that we want to send to society, we want our society to be safe and such criminals will not get representation. >> no one is at home at the shack where the bus driver was living. the juvenile suspect al ledgedly caused the worst violence. the neighborhood under a cloud of shame. they say attitudes to women need to change. >> the problem sis with men, says this woman. and their bad intentio
in northwest pakistan. his violent movies are box gold. we hear from quentin tar antino about his new film abnd nd signature style. welcome to our viewers on public television and around the globe. the five men accused of raping a university student for hours on a bus were charged and if convicted they may face the death penalty. the 23 year old woman died last week. it has sparked a debate in india. >> protests go on on the rape that has shocked india. lawyers set up to handle the case get their first trial. none are prepared to defend the five men charged with murdering and raping the student. >> it is heinous and in respect to the girl victim and as a message that we want to send to society, we want our society to be safe and such criminals will not get representation. >> no one is at home at the shack where the bus driver was living. the juvenile suspect al ledgedly caused the worst violence. the neighborhood under a cloud of shame. they say attitudes to women need to change. >> the problem sis with men, says this woman. and their bad intentions. after boarding the bus, the medical student
. there have been questions about the thrones strikes. pakistan will not be happy because it has expressed its willingness to try to reach a negotiated settlement. another -- pakistan has also been using its connections with leaders like the man who was killed and not carrying out attacks inside pakistan, but making no secret that they were waging war inside afghanistan. >> thanks very much from -- for joining us. five men in india are due to be charged for the murder and gang rape of a young woman. the case caused outrage across the country. the 23-year old student died in a hospital over the weekend. there is a demands for stricter laws for rape and crimes against women. what do you expect to be happening at the court today? >> the courts are going to close in about 20 minutes. the church sheets first went to the -- charge sheets first went to the high court to make sure everything was accurate. they will be e-mails into the courts. from there, it will be given to the cues so they can go through it. the document is about 1000 pages long. 900 pages are witness' testimony, including from the v
under indian law. reports from northwest pakistan say that a militant commander has been killed in a u.s. drawn strike. pakistani officials told the bbc that mullah nazir and at least five others were killed in the attack in south waziristan near the afghan border. we have our islamabad correspondent, aleem maqbool. >> he is one of the key figures within the taliban in northwest pakistan. he is a man who controls a large part of south waziristan, which is a taliban stronghold, particularly the area of wana and towards the afghan border. certainly, the americans will be very pleased that he is now gone. the problem in afghanistan is not -- is that they are not just fighting the taliban there, but the militants often escape across the border into pakistan. mullah nazir was somebody who not only provided safe haven within the south of waziristan, but also provided fighters and material support for the insurgency across the border in afghanistan. >> these drone attacks have been controversial, haven't they? how will the pakistan government be dealing with the u.s. strong strike -- the fact
in northwest pakistan. his violent movies are box office gold. we hear from quentin tar antino about his new fimlm abnd nd signature style. welcome to our viewers on public television and around the globe. the five men accused of raping a university student for hours on a bus were charged and if convicted they may face the death penalty. the 23 year old woman died last week. it has sparked a debate in india. >> protests go on on the rape that has shocked india. lawyers set up to handle the case get their first trial. none are prepared to defend the five men charged with murdering and raping the student. >> it is heinous and in respect to the girl victim and sas a message that we want to send to society, we want our society to be safe and such criminals will not get representation. >> no one is at home at the shack where the bus driver was living. the juvenile suspect al ledgedly caused the worst violence. the neighborhood under a cloud of shame. they say attitudes to women need to change. >> the problem siis with men, says this woman. and their bad intentions. after boarding the bus, the med
as a result of what's in the bill and what's not. >> brown: then, new killings in pakistan, we look at the uptick in violence against aid workers and women teachers with "washington post" foreign affairs reporter pam constable. >> woodruff: paul solman takes us inside a company that turns a profit by employing an unusual workforce. >> a massachusetts manufacturing firm founded in 1932 where the median age is 74 and rosa finnegan over there, is 100. >> brown: and ray suarez talks with journalist and author claudia kolker about what she calls "the immigrant advantage." >> i began to ask foreign-born people what i call the question: what's the smartest thing that people did in your home country that you want to hang on to while you're here and the rest of us ought to copy? >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from view
": the targeting of pakistan aid workers; the value of seniors in the workforce and the "immigrant advantage." but first, the other news of the day. here's hari sreenivasan. >> sreenivasan: wall street started the year with a bang, as the fiscal cliff deal put an end to fears of sweeping tax hikes and spending cuts. the dow jones industrial average surged 308 points to close at 13,412-- its biggest gain in a year. the nasdaq rose more than 92 points to close at 3,112. the civil war in syria yielded grim new numbers today. the u.n. human rights office reported the number of dead has risen sharply over previous figures. we have a report narrated by alex thomson of "independent television news." some of the images may be disturbing. >> truly shocking. the words of the u.n. officials. syrians need no persuading of that. today, at least another 30 or so added to the death list. somebody fired into the petrol station. they'd have none here for four days. news was spreading fast that respliefs happening and the place was crowded. vulnerable human bodies... metal, concrete, fire, and high explosive.
much worse. >> those numbers keep rising. thank you. 7 charity workers were buried in pakistan today. they had been shot to death in a van on their way home from teaching girls and distributing vaccines. this is the latest in a string of attacks on people working in a polio vaccination scheme or educating girls. both activities are posed by the pakistani taliban. >> there has been no threats, no warnings of the barbarity that was to come here. this community center gave girls of the area and education and it is where parents brought their children for vaccinations. both are crimes in the eyes of the pakistani taliban who see them as serving a western agenda. the staff had just finished for the day and were heading home along this road when they were ambushed by militants. the 5 teachers were women in the early 20's and two health workers were traveling in this van. gunmen stopped them and camera decide and pulled open this door and then shot all 7 at close range. their handbags and notebooks are now bloodstained and is the line from the vehicle. 1 passenger did survive, a 4- year-old
. >>> overseas in pakistan this morning, pakistan officials say a pair of u.s. drone strikes kill 13d people. it's reported but not confirm thad among the dead is a senior taliban commander. meanwhile a federal judge has ruled that president obama does not have to rule the justification for drone attacks against terrorists. it was about the highly classified targeted killings program. the suit followed a drone strike that killed a leader anwar al awlaki. >>> there's a new death count in the syrian civil war. the u.n. says more than 60,000 people have been killed in the 21 months since the uprising began. yesterday a syrian jet bombed a gas station in a damascus suburb. dozens were reportedly killed. >>> an american journalist is missing in syria. james foley was working when he disappeared. he was abducted by unknown gunmen on thanksgiving day. two years ago he was held by gunman in libya for six weeks. we'll take a break on this thursday. when we come back, a final tune. we'll remember '50s pop star patty page and her memorable songs. this is "morning news." nof splenda sweeteners, discover nec
in guantanamo bay. >>> we are tracking breaking news out of pakistan right now involving the death of a high-ranking taliban leader. >>> also ahead this morning, the offer made to the families of the colorado theater shooting victims that some are calling insensitive. >>> talk about a clearance sale, pieces of nasa history that are available to you if the price is right. >>> we are waking up to temperatures in the 20s. >>> take a peek out the window, and you could see quite the show in the sky. the annual quadranted, i think is how you say it, is happening now, and is expected to peak before the sun rises. you're looking at meteors caught by nasa cameras earlier. the shower happens every year when the earth passes through a stream of dust created by an asteroid that may have once been a comet. the shower expected to last through the overnight hours. >> very cool. did you see anything? >> i didn't, but i was reading. i couldn't see the video very well. tom, did i pronounce it correctly? >> quadrantids. close enough. unfortunately here, we had cloudiness. you might have had only a brief view o
leader was among 13 killed in two u.s. drone strikes in pakistan jenna: right now a murder trial is going on in arizona for a woman who admitted, admitted to murdering her boyfriend. now she has changed her story a few times. first, she insisted she didn't do it. she would never do something like that. then she said she did kill him, and it was self-defense. rick folbaum has latest on this story, rick? >> you get a sense where this trial is going to go hearing the defense attorney's opening argument. she told the jury flat-out that jodi arias killed her former boyfriend but says arias was forced to kill him and the defense's case will explain why. travis alexander was found dead back in 2008, five days after jodi arias shot him in the face, stabbed him 27 times and slit his throat. she certainly left nothing to chance but her lawyer says she only did it because alexander was an abusive sexual deviant. >> had joe di not been forced to defend herself, none of us would be here. in that one minute had jodi not chosen to defend herself, she would not be here. >> reporter: the prosecutor saying
-awlaki was taken out bay drone strike in september of 2011 in yemen. america's use of drone in pakistan, has obviously increased substantially under president obama. we are getting word of senior taliban commander was killed in a strike tuesday in pakistan northwest territory. drone strike. guantanamo bay detension facility that is open and the resigning of fisa, all bush era war on terror programs that continued or expanded and now rendition. >> new case is raising questions about the detention policy. >> arrested in augustover seas in jabuti. training for one suspects a the men were held in secret, interrogated by the authorities and u.s. agents. detention only became public when the documents were unveiled in december and the me briefly appeared in a brooklyn court. >> appropriate venue is not to take somebody involved in a civil war in east africa and bring them to the eastern district of new york. to be prosecuted in a control court. >> he says there is no evidence that the client who admits he is a member committed crime against the u.s. citing a thin indictment that has conspiracy to
. try one today. america runs on dunkin'. . >>> a u.s. drone strike killed 13 people in pakistan including a top commander who -- when a truce with them. pakistan's military considered him a key to keeping the peace in pakistan. >>> over in care yitzhak rabin the united nations is raising the number of dead to 60,000. -- over in syria, the united nations is raising the number dead of to 60,000. a free lance american journalist working in syria was kidnapped by gunmen. the family of james foley just made the announcement. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton is recover first thing blood clot at home this morning. these picture shower leaving the new york hospital yesterday, first time she had been seen publicly since early december. doctors say commit is making good progress and she is confined -- and they are confident she will make a full recovery. >>> coming up, the road to the super bowl has a friendly wager between the two mayors. we'll have that coming up next. fox 5 morning news comes right back . >>> skins fans are gearing up for the first round playoff match-up for the
-- taliban commander is reported dead in pakistan. the united states killed the commander in pakistan and his deputy and eight others. washington did not confirm the strike but officials say he has a great deal of blood on his hand and his death would be a significant blow to the taliban stronghold in the area. >> he was just the latest terrorist leader to die in the drone strike but such targeted killings are not without controversy particularly regarding the assassination of al qaeda leader al-awlaki in yemen in 2011. that is because he was actually a u.s. citizen born in new mexico. but there is a government memo outlining the legal justification for killing an american without a trial. however, a judge ruled the memo can stay secret and she said there is no legal way to force the justice department to make it public. now, a former assistant u.s. attorney in the eastern district of new york. before we get to the secret memo , dispense of the question that many may have: isn't it true that during war the killing of an enemy combatant regardless whether he is an american citizen or not is in
pakistan. a u.s. drone strike has killed a top taliban commander. mullah nazir was famous for denouncing pakistan's polio eradication campaign when it began several months ago. he was also responsible for orchestrating attacks across the border in afghanistan on nato and afghan security forces. a total of ten taliban were killed in that strike. >>> and back here at home, children, teachers and staff who survived the sandy hook shooting take up a familiar routine this morning. they're going back to school. parents are being reassured that the new setting is the safest school in the entire country. as the children from sandy hook elementary school ride the bus to class today, the streets leading to their new school will be lined with green ribbons. the ribbons are the color symbolic of sandy hook elementary school. people from around the world are also showing their support. some sent snowflakes with messages of love and hope that are now hanging throughout the new school. >> a great deal of thought and effort and volunteer work make this as seamless as possible. to make it really look che
this morning. in northern pakistan today, u.s. drone missile strike reportedly hit a house near the afghan border killing a taliban commander and 12 others. >>> speaking of drone attacks, a new york judge rejected a request by "the new york times" and the american civil liberties union to obtain the obama administration legal justification for such strikes used to kill the suspected terrorists overseas. >>> the united nations said the death toll from syria's 21-month-old civil war is now more than 60,000, that's even higher than estimates made by rebel groups during the syrian army. >>> interesting in buying a civil launchpad. nasa is selling space in the building first used to put together saturn v rockets for the apollo program. >>> and for the first time, astronomers studying a newborn star got a first glimpse of the planet forming around it. there's a giant gas in the disk of materials surrounding the star and using gravity surrounding the gap help the star to grow. >>> well, the first day of trading for 2013 had stocks on a tear following the fiscal cliff deals on capitol hill. the do
in pakistan. mullah nazir was known for plotting attacks against coalition troops. his death is considered a major blow to the taliban. but it could jeopardize u.s. relations with pakistan, as well because nazir, reportedly, had a truce with that country's military. >>> and the family of a missing journalist from new hampshire now confirms that he has been kidnapped in syria. james foley and another journalist, who has not been identified, haven't been heard from since november 22nd, underscoring the risk. the u.n. now estimates that more than 60,000 people have died in syria's civil war. >>> meanwhile, back in this country, a medical helicopter has crashed in iowa overnight, killing a pilot and two nurses flying from a hospital in mason city, to pick up a patient. there's no word yet on what may have caused the crash. we'll have updates as news becomes available. >>> in las vegas, two people were able to escape the fiery plane crash you see here. the twin-engine plane actually skidded off the runway and burst into flames. but both people onboard managed to crawl out before the fire engulf
at the age of 69 after a heart attack. >> u.s. drone strikes have killed at least 10 people in pakistan in the lawless southern region. reports say a prominent were lowered is among the dead. the militants are set to have ties to the taliban and target international troops. >> they with us here on dw. have more coming your way. well >> combat. it is back to school for students attending sandy hook elementary in connecticut. it is the first day back since the shooter killed 20 students and six adults. that move to a neighboring school and this has sparked a heated national debate on gun control. >> despite a push for lotus addition, sales of firearms are booming. some fear this will cause issues. >> that is an increase over november. >> the school where they are heading is a few kilometers away. they're doing what they can to make life seem normal in the new building while they continue their investigation in the old school. parents are allowed to attend class with their children and they have been monitoring the temporary school building closely. they now say it is the safest in america
. >>> a big jump in measles in pakistan. the religious reason behind the spike. plus, banning underweight models. the country where thin is no longer in. >> get ready for a chilly start tomorrow morning. coming up, the temperature change you can expect over the next few days. >> the governor of pennsylvania is suing ♪[ music ] >>> singer patti page has died. one of her most famous songs was the 1950s hit, how much was that doggy in the window. and her songs made the singles chart from 1948 to 1957. she died yesterday california. >>> governor tom corbett says the ncaa went way too far in punishing penn state, and its football program for the jerry sandusky child sex scandal. the penalties were unprecedented, and the governor said they wound up punishing the citizens of pennsylvania for what was a criminal case. >>> in news of the world, in syria, a missile from a jet hit a fire station in a damascus suburb. at least 30 civilians were killed. the u.n. says about 5,000 people are dying each month. >>> in pakistan, there has been a big increase in the measles. the world health organization
in measles in pakistan. the religious reason behind the spike. plus, banning underweight models. the country where thin is no longer in. >> get ready for a chilly start tomorrow morning. coming up, the temperature change you can expect over the next few days. >> the governor of pennsylvania is suing the ncaa. why he is saying the sanctions the organization imposed on penn state went way too far. ♪[ music ] >>> singer patti page has died. one of her most famous songs was the 1950s hit, how much was that doggy in the window. and her songs made the singles chart from 1948 to 1957. she died yesterday california. >>> governor tom corbett says the ncaa went way too far in punishing penn state, and its football program for the jerry sandusky child sex scandal. the penalties were unprecedented, and the governor said they wound up punishing the citizens of pennsylvania for what was a criminal case. >>> in news of the world, in syria, a missile from a jet hit a fire station in a damascus suburb. at least 30 civilians were killed. the u.n. says about 5,000 people are dying each month. >>> in pakista
in neighboring afghanistan. but pakistan's military considered him as key to keeping the peace in pakistan. >>> in iraq, more religous violence killed five people there. al-qaeda gunmen killed a police hand and his brother north of baghdad and a car bomb killed two shiite muslims on a pilgrimage to karbala. the government is promising tighter security for those traveling this week. >>> al-jazeera is buying an american cable chaner. the arab news channel is available on some tvs but the deal with current tv gives it a chance to broadcast to more of the country. >>> check this out. you may have a harder time finding 75-watt light bulbs. they are joining the list of incandescent bulbs being phased out for more energy efficient light bulbs. and 40 and 06-watt bulbs will be phased out by -- and 60-watt bulbs will be phased out by 2014. >>> less than a month after the school shooting in connecticut, survivors returned to class today. >> first, aid delayed. there is a crucial issue for the congress today. we are back in a moment with the details.  . >>> welcome back to fox 5 mo
and pakistan. ladies and gentlemen, dean vali nasr. [cheers and applause] now, when you think of provocative conversation on the big foreign policy challenge of the day you have to think about our next debater. his program on cnn is seen in over 200 countries worldwide but he's anything but a talking head on tv. he writes a column for "the washington post" and is the edit or "time" magazine. please welcome back to the munk debate stage journalist fareed zakaria. [cheers and applause] now we're moments from getting our debate under way but before we hear opening statements, once again, i need this audience assist answer to make sure our debaters stay on time in terms of their opening and closing remark and we move forward as a debate together. so you will see this countdown clock, this clock appear. when it reaches zero applaud. this will let our debaters know that their time is over for their opening and closing statements. before we kick off the debate let's see how the 3,000 people gathered today voted on our resolution that the world cannot tolerate iran with nuclear weapons. let's see t
suddenly without warning. the drone strike which killed several militants in pakistan's rugged tribal area is causing new controversy. jill dougherty has details for us. what's going on some. >> wolf, u.s. official now is confirming the death of that key warlord. he is not saying how he died but he does say that he and his men were directly responsible for planning and carrying out cross border attacks on coalition forces in afghanistan as well as providing protection for al qaeda forces in pakistan. pakistani intelligence officials tell cnn what they believe was a u.s. drone has killed a key pakistani taliban commander in south waziristan. pakistani warlord who sent his men to afghanistan to fight u.s. and nato troops. the pentagon is not confirming his death but senior officials are calling reports that he died a major development. nazeer, they say, had a lot of blood on his hands. george little, pemt gone spokesman said, any time a bad guy has a bad day, it's a good day for us. but in pakistan, fury over the killing. a man who played both sides. >> he was one of the top commanders of th
died in that strike. it happened in pakistan's volatile tribal region in the province of south wazirstan. pakistani officials say the men were among 15 killed today in drone attacks. u.s. officials insists the use of unmanned aircraft with missiles is successful on to fight terrorist elements, but human rights groups says the number of civilians killed is too high. peter bergen joins us from washington. tell us about how the obama administration has relied on these drone strikes and what they've been able to accomplish. >> well, they've killed 37 leaders of al qaeda and the taliban, but they've also in the process killed hundreds of others. there's a controversy about how many civilians. i work at a foundation called the new america foundation where we track it carefully. we calculate there were five civilian deaths in 2012. that's not dissimilar to the accounts of other organizations that count these things. the civilian death toll has dropped remarkably in the last several years. in the 2004-2007 time frame it was about 60%. the reason is better intelligence, drones that fly
people killed in two suspected u.s. drone attacks in a volatile region of pakistan. that commander was said to be at odds with the pakistani taliban over the peace agreement he signed with the government in 2007. as part of the deal he refused to attack pakistani military tar goats, but he is believed to be behind a number of attacks that attacked the u.s. military. two of his deputies were believed to be killed in that strike. >>> the u.n. estimates that the death toll in syria is now beyond 60,000. 15,000 higher than estimates cnn had gone with. and that number will likely continue to rise as attacks like these persist. an opposition group says 207 people were killed in war-related violence yesterday alone. most of them in damascus and suburbs, others in aleppo. cnn cannot independently verify these numbers. >>> the family of james foley, missing in syria since new year's day, is launching a public campaign to find him. global post, a news website foley published for, said he was driving to the border with turkey when he was intercepted by a car. he was forced out of the vehicle
on that deadly attack on aid workers in pakistan. we'll learn how a failed plan to capture osama bin laden may have led to a violent climate against innocent civilians who were only trying to help others. >>> and a new movie touching nerves and sparking controversy. we'll hear from the stars of "django unchained." a fascinating interview. >> i have not seen it yet. i hear jamie foxx is pretty good. but tarantino does not shy away from controversy. >>> children, teachers and staff take up a familiar scene this morning, they are going to school. >> parents are being reassured that the new setng is the safest school in the entire country. abc's diana perez has more on this. good morning, diana. >> reporter: rob and paula, it's been less than three weeks since the mac kerr at sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut. it will be a long time before things return to normal for the children of sandy hook elementary. but in an effort to bring them one step closer, they saw their teachers again wednesday and walked through what will be their new school. >> children are coming up, so excited
commander nuruvi nazier. it happened near the afghanistan/pakistan border. the senior commander was among nine people killed in a missile strike on a house. he was responsible for several attacks against u.s. troops in afghanistan. however, he had a truce with the pakistani military. it is hard to independently verify his death at this point. the u.s. rarely comments on its secretive drone program. >>> five minutes after the hour now. new this morning, president obama signed the deal to limit the damage caused by going off the fiscal cliff. he signed it overnight in hawaii where he resumed his winter vacation. the measure prevents taxes from going up for 98% of americans. it also extends long-term unemployment benefits for millions of people who are out of work. spending cuts which were supposed to take effect have been deferred, though, for two months. >>> the legislation could save some metro riders hundreds of dollars a year. riders who put aside pretax income to pay for their commute can now put aside $240 a month. that cap was reduced to $125 a month last year. metro says the lower t
-tablet free trial. >>> welcome back. here's stories making news this morning. in northern pakistan today, u.s. drone missile strike hit a house near the afghan border killing a taliban commander and eight others. speaking of drone attacks, a new york judge rejected a request to ask for legal justification tore such strikes. >>> the united nations says the death toll from syria's 21--month-old sill war is now more than 60,000. that's even higher than estimates made by rebel groups fighting the syrian army. >>> interested in buying a space shuttle launch pad? that's selling or renting facilities at the kennedy space center which includes space in the vehicle assembly building which was used to put together saturn five rockets for the apollo program. >>> and for the first time, astronomers studying a newborn star got a glimpse of a planet forming around it. giant gas is surrounding the star and using gravity to channel material across the gap to the interior helping that star to grow. >>> the first day of trading for 2013 had stocks on a terror following the fiscal cliff deals on capitol hi
today at your local safeway store. world news this morning to u.s. drones and northwest pakistan killed 13 people including a senior military commander. the commander known as mullah nazir was among nine people killed in the first strike. residents in nearby villages say they heard announcement over loudspeakers about his death. reports of individual does are very difficult to verify independently in the u.s. for the comments on its secretive drone program. >> police in india have filed rape and murder charges against five men accused of attacking a woman on a bus in new delhi. the attack sparked outrage and protest across the country demanding greater protection for women. as this sixth suspect is believed to be a juvenile and is expected to be tried in juvenile court. >> the nasdaq ring in the opening bell and the dow is up 308. the nasdaq is up 92. dow futures are of 20 flights right now. all eyes on the market to see what happens in the next month or two in washington and wall street. the debt ceiling battle will be coming up in the next months. we will talk to rob black coming up a
in northwest pakistan killed 13 people, including a senior military commander. >> the commander, no less mullah nazir, was among nine people killed in the first strike. >> pakistan officials say they're upset about the strike not only because it was inside their country but also because they have a truce with the militant. but the u.s. he planned attacks on u.s. troops across the border in afghanistan. >> the death toll from series 21 month old civil war now exceed 60,000. >> that is according to the united nations. >> the numbers are higher than recent estimates by activists opposed to president bashars assads regime. >> they put death toll at 45,000. >> meanwhile, the un refuge agency said about 84,000 people fled syrria last month alone. >> about half a million have been displaced since the civil war. >> police in india filed rape and murder charges against five men accused of attacking a woman on a bus in new delhi . >> the attack has sparked outrage and protest cosacross the country demanding greater protection for women. >> a sixth suspect is believed to be a jew without respect to be tr
information about two u.s. drone strikes overnight in northwest pakistan that killed 13 people including a senior taliban commander. he was ayoung nine people killed in a house. he had been injured in a suicide bombing in november. just to the north another four people were killed when a missile hit a vehicle. as soon as we get more information, we'll pass it along. at the live desk, melissa mollet, news4. >>> this is a big morning for students and staff at sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut. today the survivors of las month's tragic shooting will return to class in a new building. an unused middle school seven miles from their old building will become the new sandy hook elementary. crews have been working for weeks to clean and refurbish the school. they tried to make classrooms look just like the rooms in the old building and renamed the school sandy hook elementary. >> that is a big thing for the kids, that their class looks the same, that they'll be sitting next to the same people. that they've got the same friends in the same places, teachers in the same place and
on with our lives, off to work, off to school, some 7,000 miles away in pakistan, a secret war is being waged from the sky. and last night, the u.s. scored a major victory in that war. a drone strike, killing a man named maulvi nazir, who had been sending fighters to attack our troops in afghanistan. this is the first drone strike of 2013. more than 350 have been launched since 2004. >> a large number of their top leadership, as well as a lot of the mid-level and foot soldiers have been taken out by these strikes. >> reporter: but while the drone war grows, the u.s. will soon be drawing down the 66,000 u.s. forces in afghanistan today. military planners say 6,000 to 20,000 remain after 2014, to ensure the country does not descend again into a safe haven for terror. officials have i spoken to believe that president obama will opt for fewer troops and a faster withdrawal, which means in the future, we will likely be even more dependent on these drone strikes, diane. >> thank you so much, martha. and returning home now, news today from secretary of state hillary clinton. 24 hours ago, we saw her
. >> "the washington post" reports an american drone strike killed a top taliban leader in pakistan. that taliban leader led attacks against u.s. forces in afghanistan but he had agreed to a truce with pakistan's military. >>> "the new york times" says a highway patrol officer is being sued for allegedly falsifying dozns of dui cases. she pulled over people who she claimed were driving drunk in order to boost her career. she was fired after being named trooper of the year. >>> "usa today" says al jassirzeerassirzeera is buying current tc. current tv was co-founded by former vice president al gore. >>> every time there's a mass shooting in america the demand for guns skyrockets. new figures show after the newtown massacre in december the fbi performed a record number of background checks for people wanting to buy firearms. former cia director john miller is with us this morning. good morning. >> good morning. >> we're seeing sales shoot up. december was a record right? >> that's right. december is always a record. what you have here is three elements that come t
and japan? i'm not sure about the muslim brotherhood aid but on pakistan that's been a big issue, both republicans and depps have said, we need to pare back that aid to pakistan. senator rand paul has been pushing that. others like senator john mccain say, we can't just cut them off. foreign aid is very important if we want to get them to do what we want them to do and foster democracy. host: before we let you go here, we're going to take another phone cull, but tell us the fresh minnesota class, some names and faces people should be looking out for, people who might make a name for themselves in the 113th? guest: one is senator tim kaine, he beat george allen in the election, a former governor, he's close to president obama. he was almost picked as vice president. obama and kain talked about him running in the senate, then he ended up winning. that's a democrat to watch. you have to watch the democrats in the senate. elizabeth warren won a huge battle with senator scott broun. -- scott brown. how is she going to operate? the financial industry is a little nervous about elizabeth warre
. u.s. drone strikes have killed 15 people in pakistan including a taliban commander, according to officials there. mavi nazir was killed along several other people in the strike in south missouri stand wednesday night. a second strike this morning in north was harassed and killed at least four people. the united nations says more than 60,000 people have died in syria over nearly two years of fighting between the government forces and rebels opposed to president bashar al-assad. a new analysis of the toll conducted for the u.n. human rights office took five months to complete using data from seven sources, including the syrian government. the number is higher than the previous estimate of 45,000 reported by the british best based syrian observatory for human rights. rupert colville, spokesperson for u.n. human rights commissioner navi pillay, discussed the syrian crisis on al jazeera wednesday. >> it became so complicated. there were so many different people reporting casualties, so many different places where violence and fighting was going on simultaneously. and no way really
.95 a day. >>> welcome back, everybody. a serious story from pakistan. on tuesday, seven people were killed in what's considered the largest attack targeting efforts against polio. >> despite the attacks, vaccination workers say they will continue fighting this disease. abc nick schifrin has the details. >> reporter: the woman beneath this shroud is dead simply because she cared for needily children. she and her team were buried after being gunned down in their van by militants. >> it was ambushed. six of the female workers -- >> reporter: this boy lost his mother in the attack, the third in just three weeks against workers taking part in what had been a very successful program to vaccinate against polio. the woman's boss says she blames the gunmen and the cia. the cia tried every idea it could think of to get into the compound. among the neighbors, the cia. they moved into one of these houses. they even hired this doctor to launch a fake vaccine campaign. but that may have backfired in the long-term, because today the taliban cites the program to justify their attacks. >> because of these
in pakistan. he was responsible for organizing attacks on the u.s. troops in afghanistan. he was holding a meeting at the time with several senior leaders of his group. according to reports, they were also killed. >>> a new day at a new school for students at sandy hook elementary. in a few hours they will return to class after three weeks after 20 of their classmates and 6 adults were killed. teachers and volunteers have been working to make the new school as comfortable as possible. >> at one point there were 80 people in the building cleaning up the building, doing the kinds of things, painting to make it really look cheerful and happy. >> the students' desks, backpacks and other belongings which were left behind after the shooting were taken to the new school to make them feel at home. grief counselors will be on hand and security will be extremely tight. those are your headlines. >>steve: in the wake of sandy hook, there's been a call, we've got to do something about guns. senator dianne feinstein of california said she's got a gun proposal, a gun control proposal, ban certain guns,
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